Worldwide Dive and Sail are pleased to announce that they will continue to offer Truk Lagoon as a liveaboard destination after the recent loss of the Truk Siren. They have decided to add Truk to the Master Liveaboards roster, alongside the newly commissioned French Polynesia Master and the Galapagos Master, which begins operations this month.
‘‘While we are obviously sad to lose the Truk Siren, we find ourselves in the fortunate position of having a beautiful steel yacht in our possession that is just waiting to be given a destination. She has been used for many years as a private luxury boat and, while she is obviously a different kind of vessel, she is definitely just as beautiful. Truk wasn’t the original plan for her, but we have worked hard with the team and know that she will be perfect there’’ said company founder and CEO, Frank Van der Linde.
The Astral Star is a Codecasa built Long Range Cruiser designed by Camper Nicholson that is built to Lloyds class A1 standard. She was built and operated for private use and literally plied the seven seas before now being purchased by Worldwide Dive and Sail. She will visit dry dock for a refit and modernisation by the experienced Worldwide Dive and Sail team, led by Frank Van der Linde.
The vessel will be launched in February 2016 to offer a choice of 7-night or 10-night trips cruising Truk Lagoon, offering some of the best wreck diving in the world to both the recreational and technical diver. Guests are offered a choice of lower, main or upper deck cabins — in a twin bed or double bed configuration.
With her sleek curves and elegant design the Truk Master is a worthy addition to both the Master Liveaboard fleet and to Truk Lagoon.